Before Sarah and I even started dating about nine years ago, I told my college roommate, “I think I’m going to end up marrying Sarah Adreon.”
How could I be so sure that I would one day marry a girl that I had only known for a few months?
It was simple…she shared the same likes in food. I still remember talking to Sarah an AOL instant messenger one night and finding out that she loved black olives. My heart skipped a beat when I saw those words pop up in my IM screen. I imagined us sitting together at Thanksgiving dinner, enjoying our meal with black olives on our fingers.
But it wasn’t just that we both liked the same food, it was also the fact that we both disliked the same food.
Ham and bean soup.
Beef pot roast.
Those were meals that we just could not stand growing up. It wasn’t that our parents made these meals awful, we just didn’t like them. You know how it is…we all had meals that our parents made that we just didn’t like. If our parents made any of these meals now, we would eat them right up! Our tastes have changed over time.
But it wasn’t until a couple years ago that we realized we actually do love pot roast, and we owe it all to Tyler Florence. When we saw Tyler make his Ultimate Pot Roast, we knew it was time to give the meal another try. Holy cow, are we glad that we tried it!!! There are two keys to this pot roast that really make the meal. The first is to get a nice crust on the outside of the roast before braising it, which adds tons of flavor to the roast. The second trick is to add a can of crushed tomatoes. The tomatoes give the roast a whole new level of flavor! Pair the pot roast with some roasted butternut squash and sweet potatoes and you have yourself the perfect Sunday meal!